Many people are overwhelmed and filled with anxiety about climate change, others are still on the fence whether it is human-caused (anthropogenic). One thing is certain, hysteria, polarization, and fighting with your family about who is at fault is not gonna make anything better. The fact remains that humans are resilient and creative with a capacity to reverse our trend of pumping tons of CO2 into our atmosphere. The Pachamama Alliance has launched a free online course designed to inform people about how we can draw-down CO2 in our atmosphere. Best of all this information will help to calm the hysteria, heal the division between people, and make a better future for all life on the planet!
A Global Opportunity: The climate movement is building steam this fall as we will witness a climate strike with actions across the country and the world in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly at the end of September. In order for any movement to be successful it needs to evolve in a way that captures people’s hearts, filling them with inspiration and a passion to participate. Ultimately this movement is about our love for the planet and all of life.
Up until now the climate movement has been filled with divisive language and gloomy forecasts about our future but that is all about to change. Climate restoration is not only possible, most of the solutions are already here. All we need to do is educate ourselves about them so that we can implement them in our own lives and they can scale globally to solve the climate crisis.
There is No Silver Bullet: The solution is actually many small solutions combined. We don’t need to judge or tell others what to do, we can engage them in a discussion about these solutions and let them pick the ones that are right for them. If each of us begin to incorporate these solutions and share these lifestyle changes with our friends, we will witness the tides shifting.
It is Simpler Than You Think: Paul Hawken and Project Drawdown have assembled the top 100 solutions to addressing global warming and ranked them based on the projected gigatons of carbon they can reduce. In case you are wondering, a gigaton is a billion tons of carbon and humans are responsible for pumping them into our atmosphere. Carbon is natural but our atmosphere requires a delicate balance of it in order to maintain the perfect balance for life. We put it in the atmosphere and we can also take it out of the atmosphere in order to restore balance.
Pachamama Alliance has created a free, online course in collaboration with Project Drawdown that only takes about 90 minutes to complete. You can take your time going through the course, as I did, and stretch it out over a week or more if needed. The information will surprise, inspire, and make you feel excited about the future. Many of the solutions are things that we would welcome even if we weren’t considering them in the context of global warming.
Why Wait? Be the first one in your neighborhood to take the course, be the first to share this article on your social networks. Teamwork makes the dream work! Global warming is an opportunity for humans to wake up, to collaborate, innovate, and give meaning to life. It is a chance to show our deep love for the planet which sustains all life.
We Were Born for These Times! When people fall into despair or start playing into the victim role regarding global warming, they are missing a huge opportunity for growth. It is actually very empowering to recognize that each of us has a small part to play and that together we can make a huge change in the world. An attitude of gratitude can go a long way. I am grateful to be alive at this time knowing that I have many tools at my disposal to share this message. You don’t have to be a blogger in order to be able to click “share” in your social networks or to take the online course. Nobody has to tell you what to do, you can be led by your own heart, your own inspiration, and your own love for this beautiful planet. Each of us has a part to play and a calling in this world, I hope this course awakens that magic for you as it did for me!